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Old 08-20-2014, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Installed my mpguino - Civic VX

Finally got it in! I used Posi-Taps to tap the VSS and injector wire near the ECU, then used the 12v constant and ground from my radio to provide power.

I considered myself a good mpg-er previously, but this adds a whole new level. It's very easy to see how some of my previous assumptions about engine load and speed were incorrect. For example, I can tell instantly when I drop out of lean burn and need to downshift on a slight hill.

While a good solder job is the best way to do it, I highly recommend Posi-Taps. They're secure, removable, and minimally intrusive.

I have it sitting in the hole where my clock delete plate was. Just need to make a little bracket, and possibly add a 4-pin Molex connector so I can take it out easily.

This is version 1.1 from Quezacotl... highly recommended. Shipping was fast and well packaged. He is now selling v1.2, which looks even better.

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Old 08-20-2014, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Note - I haven't calibrated it yet, but the default values on the Wiki seem to be pretty close. I'll dial it in on the next tank. I might have it slightly under report performance, so that I'm pleasantly surprised every time I fill up. Kinda like setting your clock 5 minutes fast so you're never late, ya know?
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Old 09-07-2014, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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First full tank complete!

The bad news is that the injector signal is not calibrated. The vss is spot on, though!

Good news... it's actually under reporting. =) mpguino read 51.2 mpg, but actual fill revealed 54.4!
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Where can I get a mpguino I just got a 1992 VX and want to set this up. Also I guess a vacuums gauge too right?

Can you help me figure out how to do it please?
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Old 11-19-2014, 03:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A vacuum gauge isn't required, but would be a helpful fuel economy tool. I'd like to install one soon!

Here's the guy I bought my mpguino from; he's also a member here:

MTH-Tek (User:Quezacotl)
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Location: Finland
Shipping: Worldwide

I'd be happy to walk you through the process! It's not too bad, really.
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Where can I get a mpguino I just got a 1992 VX and want to set this up. Also I guess a vacuums gauge too right?

Can you help me figure out how to do it please?

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Here's a link to the MPGuiono wiki that has lots of information including vendors that sell complete units. A vacuum gauge is helpful too and can be bought for fairly cheap from any autoparts store or from amazon. They are fairly simple to install too.
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http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...x-14029-2.html

On the second page of this thread there is pretty much a step by step guide to installing an MPGuino in a VX.
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks ya'll for the tips. Focusing on the differed maintenance and much needed repairs fist. Then onto the fun stuff.
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Yea the vacuum gauge prolly isn't that important, but I just like to measure stuff ;-) Just a little fun add on for my amusement really.

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